KEMU symposium concludes with pledge to continue war on virus

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Published: 01:17 AM, 28 Dec, 2020
KEMU symposium concludes with pledge to continue war on virus
Caption: Participants speak at KEMU annual symposium.
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The three-day annual symposium of the King Edward Medical University has concluded, renewing the resolve to ensure quality public service delivery.

Eminent speakers from the US, UK and Pakistan deliberated on the pandemic and research in the field of medicine. Addressing the participants as chief guest, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood listed his government‘s efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus. He said the government under Prime Minister Imran Khan adopted protective measures to get over the crisis and it would exhibit the same spirit in the second wave of the pandemic.

He said the government will utilized allout resources to win the war on the deadly virus. The minister praised the medics and medical institutes as well as attached universities for their vital part in anti-virus war.

He appreciated the efforts of King Edward Medical University and for keeping on quality healthcare service delivery.

The minister appreciated Vice Chancellor Prof Khalid Masood Gondal and his team mates including HOD medicine Prof Bilquis Shabbir for their role in provision of tele medicine services to the patients in general and covid in particular. 

Earlier, PM special aide Dr Faisal Sultan talked about govt response to coronavirus resurgence  won world’s recognition. President KEMCAANA, Dr Samia Nawab Waseem highlighted the contributions of its organisation for KEMU. She specially mentioned that in current year, 52 Kemcolians got residency in the US A which is one of the highest number. This speaks of the highest quality in medical education and training at King Edward Medical University under current leadership. President APPNA, Prof Naheed Usmani appreciated the great input of all the speakers and called it an examplory event participated by more than 400. 

Guest of honour Umair Shah shared his experience and appreciated the efforts of KEMU alumni in the US. President of Pakistan Academy of Family Physician Dr Tariq Mehmood Mian highlighted the importance of primary health care and implementation of referral system. President APPNA, Prof Naheed Usmani, acknowledged the efforts of Prof Saira Afzal in strengthening and training of family physicians at King Edward Medical University and she announced a collaborative programme between KEMU and APPNA to expand the specialty across the country. She said that filling the void was necessary. 

Prof Gondal said that the KEMU has already started new fellowship programm in emergency medicine, breast diseases, critical medicine and certification in medical education, medical editing and basic and advanced courses for primary healthcare physicians. King Edward Medical University will establish the institute of infectious diseases in its new campus at Kala Shah Kaku Mureedke Road. 

Dr Muhammad Haaeeb concluded the seminar by thanking VC Dr Gondal, president APPNA Prof Naheed Usmani, president KEMCANNA Dr Samia Waseem, Dr Shahid Rafique, Dr Danish Bhatti, President elect KEMCANNA Prof M Aslam, Prof Alia Noor Hussain, Dr Faisal Masud, Dr Saad Omer, Dr Rizwan Khalid APPNA President 2021, Chairman of Symposium Prof Asghar Naqi, member organising committee Prof Ayesha Shaukat, Prof Saira Afzal, Prof Bilquis Shabbir and speakers including Prof Ahsan Nauman, prof.Nazish imran, Prof Mahjabeen Tafazzul, Prof Yar Muhammad, Prof Imran Khawaja, Prof Ali Madeeh Hashmi, Prof Haroon Hamid, Dr Ayesha Aslam and Dr Sohail Niazi.